The difficulties of getting pregnant and the importance of believing for the fruit of the womb
Are you experiencing difficulties getting pregnant? Have you tried everything but you still cannot conceive? Have you been to different health centres but they still cannot point out the reason why you are unable to get pregnant? Or, is there a reason but no solution to it? Stop! This piece is for you, get to know what God is saying about your situation and carry your miracle baby.


Every couple, especially those in their first to the second year of marriage wants to get pregnant. That’s right, except for couples who unanimously agree to sort other things out before having babies. And if you find yourself engrossed in this piece, then probably you want to get pregnant but have difficulties conceiving. Do not fret, the good news is, God has prepared an answer for you here and soon you will testify.


One in five women experiences difficulties getting pregnant, which in some cases can be due to some underlying health issues. According to the World Health Organization in 2010, there are over 48.5 million infertile couples worldwide. And one may begin to wonder why such a number? As a believer, this is contrary to the scripture in Genesis 1:28 that says …be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it…

What then could be the problem? You see, some reasons are controllable for example being too overweight or underweight, eating disorders, excessive exercise, smoking and drinking. While other uncontrollable factors for women having difficulties getting pregnant are age, ovulation irregularities, low sperm count, serious underlying health issues and even spiritually related.

Unfortunately, most people do not believe that having difficulties getting pregnant can also be spiritually related well, let’s take a dive into the scripture that says because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her to irritate her…1 Samuel 1:6 and another that says when the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive but Rachel remained childless.

This, however, is not to debunk the fact that health challenges contribute to infertility but to as well open your eyes to the understanding that there could be an unseen force responsible for the reason why you are having difficulties getting pregnant.


The difficulties of getting pregnant
Of course, something can be done about infertility. The solution to infertility is proffered depending on the root cause of the issue. For issues that are health-related and uncontrollable, fertility drugs to help the woman ovulate and increase the man’s sperm count is a good way to start, surgery is also recommended in cases whereby there are tissues blocking fertility or blocking the fallopian tubes resulting in endometriosis. While controllable factors should be taken into consideration by quitting completely (e.g smoking and drinking), reducing exercise rate, and reducing or increasing food intake. For issues that are spiritually related just like Hannah in 1st Samuel, prayer does all the magic. It breaks yokes, provokes deliverance and quickens answers to prayers. As our father Abraham – the father of faith believed in God and it was accounted to him as righteousness Genesis 15:6. In the same vein, while praying do not lose faith, believe and soon you will carry your miracle baby. Meanwhile, going through storms of life is one interesting part of being a believer because no matter the wind, God is readily available to deliver – many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all Psalm 34:19. So, it doesn’t matter if your case is medical related or even spiritual related, God who did it for Hannah and for Rachel will do it for you. Because with Him, nothing is impossible Luke 1:37.


We cannot always change our circumstances, what we can control, however, is how we cope with the challenges we face. Having difficulties getting pregnant after many trials and errors can be frustrating but there are things to do in order to keep your hope alive. When it seems like it is taking over your life, remember the scripture in James that says the testing of your faith produces patience…But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Perfect work bred in faith and patience is a result of work and effort put together and you know what the Bible says about faith without works? It says faith without works is dead! Remember it takes two to tango so, don’t stop at praying. Imagine if Hannah had stopped at praying and believing God for a miracle baby as in the case of Mary the mother of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, she would definitely have no Samuel to offer to God. So, how do you relate it to our world of today? • Get praying • Keep your hope alive • Surround yourself with friends that will build your faith • Join a deliverance ministry • Connect with your partner • Get professional help • Observe all that you have been told to do and not do • Eat the right food • Observe personal care for your body


Vaginal intercourse is the most reliable and common way to get pregnant, that is how it has been right from inception – creation. However, as a result of some underlying health challenges, science has found other ways a woman can get to carry her own baby. These other ways are In Vitro Fertilization commonly known as IVF, Surrogacy and Intrauterine Insemination. But it is also important to let you know that, that there are other ways does not mean you should give up on God and stop trusting Him to carry your own baby in the most natural way. God has created you with physical abilities to reproduce and just as He said to Adam and Eve, He wants you to fill the earth with your fruits Genesis 1:28. Children are a gift from God and the fruit of the womb is a reward Psalm 127:3-5. And it is God’s utmost desire to see you prosper 3 John 1:2 that is why He has sworn never to cut off the expectations of the righteous Proverbs 10:24, 23:18. More of the reason why He showed up for Rebekah Genesis 25:21, Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist Luke 1, Rachel Genesis 30:22, and many others.


Timing is everything if you want to stop having difficulties getting pregnant. And the day, before you ovulate, is the right time to get intimate with your partner when planning pregnancy. The more often you have sex during this window, the better your chances of getting pregnant. What is ovulation? Ovulation happens to every woman each month. This is when your ovaries release an egg halfway through your menstrual cycle. After its release, the egg moves to the fallopian tube and stays there for 12 to 24 hours ready to be fertilized. And since sperm can live inside the female reproductive organ as long as five days after sexual intercourse, you have a better chance of getting pregnant when you have sex before or during ovulation. Meanwhile, you cannot be thriving to get pregnant when on the contrary you are using contraception. Choose to have healthy and natural sex.


The world will make you believe that age is one determining factor you should consider when trying to conceive. But as believers, we are made to understand that age is nothing but just a number. As it was in the case of mother Sarah in Genesis and Elizabeth in Luke and with most women in today’s world who have had their miracle babies at an age where people and even science least expect. Therefore, no sign is big enough to deter you from trying to conceive; rather, it should stir up your faith enough to believe and trust God that you will soon carry your baby.


A newly wedded couple cannot be diagnosed with infertility until they have tried to conceive for more than a year. Then it will become obvious that there is a problem or a condition interfering with conception. But for a woman who is 35 and a man who is 40 years and above, one year is too long to wait before seeking medical help. Also, couples with a history of health challenges that relate to the reproductive organs should seek medical help as the case may be. Especially for women who have had a history of irregular menstrual cycles, miscarriages, pelvic inflammatory diseases, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and uterine fibroids.


God desires to see His children prosper. And fruitfulness as in the times of old is a sign that God is with His people Exodus 23:26, this is not to say that being unfruitful is a sign that God does not love you. As aforementioned, unfruitfulness can be a sign of an attack from the enemy, that is why we must always pray. Likewise, having children is one of the ways you can contend with the enemy Psalm 127:5b. The bible is clear that God is intimately involved with fertility because He is the one who opens the womb and closes it Genesis 29:31. And because children are a gift and a reward, He has compassion on those who are barren. That is why the Bible records several instances of His intervention to open the womb of infertile women such as Hannah, Sarah, Rachel, Leah and Elizabeth.


Not true! Because God is faithful enough to fulfil all the desires of your heart Psalm 37:4 just when you take pleasure in Him. Bearing children is a reward from God and as a child of God, it is your possession. This is why Jesus Christ in the new testament, used fertility as a metaphor to describe the life of a true disciple. Matthew 13:23 and John 15:5 outrightly tell us that God desires for us to prosper not just physically but spiritually that is why He chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last John 15:16. In conclusion, it is not written in the annals of Heaven that you remain barren as such, Join Pastor Rich Aghahowa in this fire brand and power-packed God of Hannah prayer meeting every Saturday (June 18th – July 30th 2022) as he ministers to those who are having difficulties getting pregnant and trusting God for the fruit of the womb.
And if you are one of them, get ready, the God of Hannah will visit you. Click here to register